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#WineWednesday: What’s Shaking in the Wine World


What’s been going on in the wine world lately? Here’s a small collection of some articles worth checking out.

Wine2011 grape harvest in Washington holds promise of subtle, food-friendly wines
Despite the bizarre weather, the consensus among winemakers seems to be optimistic about this strange yet potentially wonderful vintage.

N.J. bill to allow direct wine shipping would bolster wineries, expand buyer choices
If the Assembly votes to allow direct shipment of wine to New Jersey customers, two greater goods will be accomplished: The measure will help the state’s budding vineyards and it will drastically expand the choices available to wine buyers.

California’s new wine destination: Monterey
Monterey County is always a favorite tourist destination. But in addition to shopping in Carmel, world class golf, and the aquarium, the area is quickly becoming a wine destination, too.

Wineries Move Into Downtown Napa
City’s relaxed rules offer more options for winemakers and consumers

Top 10 Northwest wine stories of 2011
The industry lost some giants to death, and the heads of Washington’s and Oregon’s industries left their positions. Here are the top wine stories of 2011.

Uncorking China’s Wine Market
Although China’s bustling metropolises and staid Bordeaux may seem worlds apart, the two are becoming increasingly intertwined. Indeed, China recently overtook the traditional strongholds of Germany and the United Kingdom to become Bordeaux’s largest export destination.

Debate over wine, beer gets heated
Tahlequah City Council on Tuesday denied a secon request by Tom Barlow for a wine-tasting and beer garden next fall.


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